Monday, April 22, 2013
The Homewood Public Library will host American storyteller Andy Offuit Irwin on Tuesday, April 23, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The library is a place for stories, and the Homewood Public Library is hosting a special guest known for his tall tales, wild antics and ability to spin a yarn. On Tuesday, April 23, the library will welcome Andy Offuit Irwin from 7 to 8:45 p.m. for an evening of storytelling, fun and laughter. Irwin, a storyteller, arts educator, singer-songwriter and humorist, recently won a Story Telling World Award for his fifth CD, 'Risk Assessment.' The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with light spirits, and Irwin taking the floor at 7 p.m. The library recommends registering for the event prior to attendance. For more information about this event, or to register, contact the library at (708) 789-0121 x 278. This program is free to attend.
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Homewood Library is celebrating National Library Week by forgiving all late fees on items lent by the library to residents.
It's National Library Week and the Homewood Library wants to celebrate the best way it knows how, by forgiving tardy residents. During the week of April 14–20 the library and new Library Administrator, Amy Crump, will forgive all late fees on books, movies and CDs which residents have failed to return on time. The program, which will end April 20, extends to any and all overdue items on loan from the library. For more information about the program, residents can contact the library at (708) 798-0121.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
This year, three people are running for two open slots in this contested election.
Homewood's Public Library Board of Trustees is comprised of eight membets. Library board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. This year, there are two seats open for this contested election. Back to Election Central
Friday, December 14, 2012
Representatives from Homewood’s other taxing bodies appeared at the Dec. 11 meeting to ask the board to table a vote to spend nearly $1 million in economic development so a joint meeting could be held to discuss the decision.
Homewood trustees passed an agreement to provide $900,000 in TIF money for the development of a new downtown hotel, but not without considerable opposition from the village’s other taxing bodies. Their chief complaint? The village failed to give them a fair warning of such a large impending financial decision. READ: Planned Downtown Hotel Receives $900,000 from Village “Our school district was taken aback by the sudden emergence of the proposed financial assistance package for the downtown hotel project …” Shelly Marks, School District 153 Board President, said. In response, Marks presented the board with a list of questions compiled from her district, the H-F Park District, the Homewood Public Library and H-F High School District 233. She…
Monday, July 23, 2012
Flossmoor residents Colin and Angela Thomas of Thomas' Photographic Services in Homewood formally presented their book of contemporary Homewood history on July 20.
Last Friday night marked the culmination of an ambitions endeavor taken on by Colin and Angela Thomas of Thomas' Photographic Services. It also marked a significant moment in the preservation of Homewood's history. Before the July 20 Movies in the Park feature premiered, Angela and Colin Thomas formally presented copies of the finished project to representatives of the village, the Homewood Historical Society and the Homewood Public Library. A slideshow featuring their work played on the enormous screen behind them as they handed over the copies. In June of 2010, the young husband and wife team concocted the plan to photograph as many Homewood families as possible, all posing in front of their homes. The idea is a throwback to a historical…
Friday, July 22, 2011
The heat did not stop local racing enthusiasts and library patrons from enjoying a chance to meet some Illiana Motor Speedway drivers.
Racing fans and library Youth Department Directors, Dee and Sarah, invited drivers from the Illiana Motor Speedway to share their love of racing with children and adults at the Homewood Public Library Thursday night. Eleven rip-roaring, action-eating cars were enthusiasticly shared by rookie and veteran drivers from all over the area. The event coordinators hope to inspire children to read more non-fiction. Drivers want to share hope, help and inspire others with their stories. Get to know the drivers a little better as you enjoy the photo gallery.